Cougar Rock Campground– Cougar Rock is located between two of the most popular spots in Mt. Rainier National Park, Longmire, and Paradise, and as such is the most popular camping destination in the park. The campground is only open for two months during the summer peak season. There are great views as the campground lies on the banks of the Nisqually River and through the trees you can see Point Success. Camp sites are close together compared to Ohanapecosh, but it also means you are just a short walk from the campground bathrooms and potable water. Cougar Rock also has five group camp sites large enough to fit about four to five families.
Campers can take advantage of direct access to the Wonderland Trail, a very popular Mt. Rainier hike. Another great hike accessible from the camp is to follow the Paradise River up to Narada Falls. On the way you will pass two smaller water falls, making it a very beautiful hike. Hike just over a mile past Narada Falls and you will be at Reflection Lakes.
*no RV hook ups available, and limit of 35 foot RVs
*Cost: $20.00 and a National Park Pass
There are also a number of campsites along the edges of the Mt. Rainier National Park that allow you to be close to the beauty and hiking of the mountain. Most sites in and around the park are tent campsites, but there are some RV spots available and it is well worth the trip if you can get a spot to camp.